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Aug 9, 2011

Corozal man sentenced to 10 years in prison for brutally beating a woman

The judgment on the Rhett Fuller appeal was handed down in London, but in the local jurisdiction up north, a judge delivered the sentence in the case of a female employee of the Commercial Free Zone in Corozal. She was brutally beaten and left for dead on a feeder road in February 2010. Twenty-four year old Ursula Engleton survived the violent attack and the man responsible, thirty-four year old Mario Velasquez, was found guilty of Attempted Murder on July eighteenth of this year. Today, Velasquez appeared in the Corozal Supreme Court where Justice Denis Hanomansingh handed down a sentence of ten years in prison, effective the date of his conviction. During trial, Engleton relived the horrific experience that started when Velasquez, a taxi driver, picked her up from home to take her to work. But the vehicle suddenly stopped between miles ninety and ninety-one, where Velasquez attacked Engleton and attempted to strangle her. He then beat the woman until she fell unconscious. Engleton was still in the back of the taxi car when she regained consciousness. She attempted to escape, but Velasquez dragged her into a bushy area near a slaughterhouse and continued the vicious beating. It wasn’t until Engleton pretended to be dead, that Velasquez returned to his vehicle and sped off.

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6 Responses for “Corozal man sentenced to 10 years in prison for brutally beating a woman”

  1. Nikena says:

    Well deserved , he should have gotten more years , this will definitely give a lesson to others that think they can get away with anything,

  2. deedee says:

    Only 10 years?????? This dirt bag should have been given the minimum of 30 years for what he did to the young lady. Its filth & scums like these criminal who make a mockery of the system, with good behavior this piece of s*&% will be out in a few years.

  3. Belizean says:

    Can you please post a picture of this woman beater?? We want to be able to identify the sob. Thank You.

  4. setra2 says:

    They should hang his @$$!!!! I hate idiots like this..he is guilty …it is proven and they should kill his @$$…

  5. cor verhoef says:

    10 years!!?? That’s it?? They should put this monster away forever with hard labour.

  6. Earl Grey says:

    Send him to The S.R.C. The Sustainable Rehabilitation Center…….PRISON FARM.


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